Top 11 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend: December 2nd – 5th

Botanical Saint NickWelcome, December! With the new month ahead, we can’t help but jump right into the holiday season with our Top 11 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, December 2nd – 5th, 2021.

Among a variety of art-filled events and festive fun, the upcoming weekend includes a plethora of holiday celebration, wonderful ways to have fun while giving back, and some really unique ways to embrace some holiday fun that feels like a step outside of the “Same Old.” 

From cocktail parties for the grownups to puppet shows for the kiddos, we have you covered with fun for everyone –  from ages 1 to 92!

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Holiday Happenings at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank SnowglobeFrom indoor exhibitions to outdoor experiences – and everything in between – Fernbank Museum is bringing the jolly this season with their Holiday Happenings! Enjoy beloved pastimes or pick up a new tradition along with way with a variety of festive fun for all ages. 

Holiday Happenings Dates
November 20th, 2021 – January 9th, 2022

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World

Fernbank Winter WonderlandShowcasing celebrations from around the globe, the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season!

Event Details
November 20th, 2021 – January 9th, 2022

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Callanwolde Presents Inaugural Winter House

Immerse yourself in all that Callanwolde has to offer through a welcoming, family-friendly art experience this holiday season! Filled with twinkling lights, laughter, and delectable treats, Winter House offers 16 days of art and holiday magic all in one place.

Event Details
November 26th – December 11th, 2021

Location
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Lights

Avondale ChristmasJoin Avondale Estates in the (socially distanced) holiday spirit as the 29th Annual Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes once again returns as the Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Lights!

Event Details
Sunday | December 12th, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join in the spirit of the season as everyone in town decorates with tons of sparkling lights – Even lighting up the trees on the verge! For some extra fun with the kiddos in mind, neighbors are encouraged to include Santa somewhere in their decorations so children can play “Where’s Santa?” as they ride through the city.

In addition to the homes throughout the city, between 10-12 homes will also be featured with their Over-the-Top decorations! Soak up the festive feeling of the season while exploring the decorated homes in the city, the Avondale Business District, and the plazas around town.  

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Decatur Holiday Marketplace Returns Virtually and In-Person!

Decatur Holiday MarketplaceGet ready to shop and celebrate the season! After going fully virtual last year, the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Café celebrates its 30th anniversary by returning both online and in-person.

In-Person Event Dates
December 10th – 11th, 2021

Virtual Dates
November 26th – December 11th, 2021

Bring the Decatur Holiday Marketplace straight to your home with amazing artists from the best online marketplace in the state! Due to concerns over the pandemic, the in-person marketplace will feature fewer artists this year to accommodate social distancing; however, we are thrilled to announce they will be able to celebrate their landmark 30th anniversary in-person! Due to the success of last year’s virtual market, it will also continue through this year.  Continue reading “Decatur Holiday Marketplace Returns Virtually and In-Person!” »

Terrific Thursdays & Holiday Fun in Decatur

Terrific Thursdays in DecaturFor the holidays, you can’t beat hometown. Shop and celebrate locally in November and December at Terrific Thursdays in Decatur!

2021 Dates
November 4th, 11th, 18th
December 2nd, 9th, 16th

Knock out your holiday shopping with special in-store events, discounts, and treats at over 20 shops, restaurants, and services. Participating shops will stay open late, offering a variety of festive fun. This year will feature new walk-through light displays on the square and in Oakhurst – So be sure to snap some selfies and tag #holidaysindecaturga for all the updates!

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Fright Night | Fernbank Museum

Ready for a frighteningly-fun night? Join Fernbank Museum for a screaming good time at Fright Night, the museum’s annual adults-only Halloween party!

Event Details
Friday | October 29th, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat | Fernbank Museum

Your little ghosts and goblins will enjoy a frighteningly-fun good time this Halloween with  games, hands-on activities, special treats for kids, and more at Fernbank Museum’s Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat!

Event Details
Saturday | October 30th, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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